Estimates recently published in the ONS’ survey on ‘Families and Households: 2017’ show that the number of families in the UK have increased by 8.1% over the last ten years to 18,997,000.
Married couples and those living in civil partnerships are the most dominant group, with civil partnerships driving the growth of this group, increasing by 66.7% (versus 4.8% for married couples) particularly at younger age groups.
14 million dependent children are currently estimated to be living in families in the UK. It is, however, families with no children or no dependent children that were more common. Some 6.6 million (40%) 15-34 year olds live with their parents.
The ONS suggests that the larger numbers of young adults tending to stay at home for longer may be explained by staying in education and training for longer, formalising relationships and having children at older ages, and increased costs in renting or buying a home.
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Most of our attention has been centred on fixed rates over recent years, as economic uncertainty grew and borrowers looked for some peace of mind.
With the Bank of England cutting the base rate to an all-time low of 0.25%, and questions being raised over the possibility of a further cut, there is now likely to be more interest in tracker mortgages.
These are variable mortgages that move up or down in line with another rate (usually the Bank of England Base Rate) and as such the monthly repayments are also variable.
The potential for another drop in monthly payments will appeal to many. Borrowers should check with their lenders however. In recent years some have applied a collar to their deals, which would prevent monthly payments from going down any further, even if base rate was to be cut again.
The variable nature of tracker mortgages mean that they will not be suitable for everyone, and many borrowers will still prefer the security of a fixed rate, especially as they are so low at the moment.
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